Environmentalist Builds Floating Island with More than 100,000 Plastic Bottles

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Spiral Island is the name of a floatingartificial island built in Mexico by British artist Richart “Rishi” Sowa. It was destroyed by a hurricane in 2005; a replacement, Joyxee Island, has been open for tours since 2008. 

Spiral Island has been featured in a number of newspapers and TV documentaries around the world, including in Japan and South Korea, and has been featured in an episode of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! TV series, and on the MTV program Extreme Cribs in 2011.

Eco-pioneer Richard “Rishi” Sowa designed and built an artificial island kept afloat by 100,000plastic bottles.

Spiral Island II is actually Rishi Sowa’s second artificial island. He built the first one in 1998, near Puerto Aventuras, using 250,000 plastic bottles to keep it afloat. Sadly, his recycled island was destroyed in 2005, when Hurricane Emily passed through the area. Most of Spiral Island…

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